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Cross-Cultural and Gender Center

About Our Program


Men of color/men are graduating and being retained at rates lower than other segments of the student population which impacts the student body overall, their families, their communities and our nation.



  • Increase first-year retention rates of full-time, first-time men of color/men ("men")
  • Increase two-year graduation rates of men
  • Increase four-year graduation rates of men
  • Increase the course unit loads per semester of men to decrease time to degree.


  • To create a culture that rejects toxic masculinity and safely explores men and masculinity through different cultures
  • To explore and engage with healthy disruptive transformation of men and masculinity
  • Increase the overall engagement of men on campus.


  • Identify key strategies to engage and promote positive men's and masculinity
  • Cultivate partnerships both on- and off-campus (i.e. junior colleges, high schools, etc.)
  • Increase the number of men who use the following resources:
    • Supplemental Instruction and Tutoring
    • Career Development Center
    • Money Management Center
    • University Advising Center and other academic advising services
    • Student Involvement Center